Assynt, situated on the west coast of Scotland is home to stunning scenery and wildlife

Welcome to Assynt Field Club

Assynt’s Wildlife, Landscape and Geology

Welcome to our website.  Please allow us to help you discover and enjoy the stunning wildlife and unique wild spaces that can be found throughout the parish of Assynt.

Assynt is located on the west coast of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland. The parish contains some of the most breath-taking scenery you will encounter in Scotland, from deep sea lochs to pristine beaches and magnificent mountains.

The variety of species which can be seen in this special area, whether birds, dolphins, fungi, insects, plants or whales never fails to inspire both the casual and more experienced observer. Check out our species galleries for a small taster of what’s possible.

If you are travelling the ‘North Coast 500’, over 45 miles of which are in Assynt, please stop with us a while. Then, give yourself some time to appreciate the wider landscape. You never know what you might discover if you let our nature in.

We record and document a great number of wildlife sightings every year. Each and every one helps enhance the knowledge and understanding of the nature of Assynt. You too can play a part in this, simply send us your sightings via the reporting form on this page or by email.

Whether you just want to browse our site, plan a visit or make use of the increasing amount of raw data which is available you are sure to find something of interest. We hope that you will visit us again to continue your adventure and discover more of Assynt’s amazing Wildlife, Landscape and Geology.

Upcoming Events

Regeneration: 25 years of Ecological Restoration at Mar Lodge

Thursday December 16th 2021

Assynt Field Club Annual General Meeting 2022

Thursday January 20th 2022

Orchids of West Sutherland

Thursday February 17th 2022

Where Geology meets Archaeology: New Evidence of a Norse Settlement on the North Coast

Thursday March 17th 2022

Beachcombing

Thursday April 21st 2022

What's New?

Rarities on a tattie patch at Clachtoll

December 4th 2021

New British moss at Bone Caves

December 1st 2021

Recording of Scottish Badgers Talk

November 29th 2021

The Place-names of Assynt

November 23rd 2021

Lochinver Glebe Wetland

November 23rd 2021

Report a Sighting - Assynt only

Sightings outwith Assynt cannot be used

Recent Sightings

Weasel

Single animal in Culkein Drumbeg garden (DAH) (04/12)

Kestrel

Single female bird hunting, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (04/12)

Wigeon

Single male bird, Lochan na Leobaig, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (04/12)

Red-breasted Merganser

Six birds (three pair) Lochan na Leobaig, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (04/12)

Fieldfare

200+ birds over trees Glen Canisp road (DAH) (02/12)

Bullfinch

Single male bird flying over trees calling, Richarn (DAH) (02/12)

Heron

Single bird, Clachtoll beach shore (John Gilbertson) (02/12)

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